Archive for Treatment

Problems Standing? Studies Suggest Autoimmunity Causes Orthostatic Intolerance: Implications For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"In conclusion, these data support the addition of POTS to a growing number of cardiovascular entities with an autoimmune pathophysiology." Authors The Rituximab findings, the female predominance, the increasing evidence of heritability, the inflammatory component, and the common infectious trigger Read more [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone, Inflammation and Pain: A Different Approach to Fibromyalgia

A 'Novel' Anti-inflammatory "We discuss the concept of using low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain conditions that are suspected to be associated with inflammatory processes." Low dose Naltrexone is one of the more intriguing treatment options to emerge Read more [...]

A ‘Different World’: A Mold Avoidance Success Story From Giles Meehan

We rarely put mold in the 'pathogen' category, but mold is an organism - a fungus - that produces toxins that can evoke strong inflammatory responses in our bodies and even in our brain. Earlier this year we heard how extreme mold avoidance helped Joey Tuan.  (I saw and shook hands with Joey at Read more [...]

The ‘Best Exercise’ For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Laurie Hope on Qigong

Qigong is the best exercise I have found for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Laurie Hope What is Qi? (also chi, ch’i, ki) Chances are if you’re on this website you have some problem with qi. Qi is the Chinese name for the life force or vital energy that flows around and through Read more [...]

Pick the Question of the Month: The ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Doctors’ Poll for April

The ten practitioners from Health Rising's ME/CFS and FM Experts Panel has agreed to answer one question a month from the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia community. We got about 50 questions and I winnowed them down to nine.  (It wasn't easy) Find out more about Health Rising's ME/CFS Read more [...]

Better Sleep for Fibromyaglia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using the FibroMapp App

“Eighty percent of my patients make their sleep worse.” Dr. Lucinda Bateman Do you have problems with your sleep?  (Too much or too little?).  Ever wonder how much your sleep/sleep debt is affecting your pain?  Your concentration levels?  Brain fog? Depression? Sleep can play a Read more [...]

Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive” : Predicts New Approach Will Be “Game-Changer”

"We ...feel this is a real game changer" Dr. Pridgen With 90% of the data from their big Fibromyalgia antiviral study in, Dr. William "Skip" Pridgen reported in  the Tuscaloosa News  that the results were 'very positive'. Pridgen enthusiastically stated, "We feel we are on the right track and feel Read more [...]

Like Chinese Water Torture: A Pain Researcher Falls Prey to Catastrophizing (and Lives to Tell About It )

"An intriguing and clinically relevant question is whether training individuals to alter their cognitive and affective response to nociceptive input might mitigate or reverse central sensitization." For good reasons 'catastrophizing' is something of a dirty word in the ME/CFS community. Some Read more [...]